Weber - Complete Overtures | CPO 7778312

Weber - Complete Overtures

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Label: CPO

Cat No: 7778312

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 26th February 2016

Contents

Artists

WDR Sinfonieorchester

Conductor

Howard Griffiths

Works

Weber, Carl Maria von

Abu Hassan, J106
» Overture
Der Beherrscher der Geister (The ruler of the spirits), op.27 J122
» Overture
Der Freischutz, J277
» Overture
Euryanthe, J291
» Overture
Jubel-Ouverture (Jubilee Overture), op.59 J245
Oberon, J306
» Overture
Peter Schmoll und seine Nachbarn, J8
» Overture
Preciosa, J279
» Overture
Silvana, J87
» Overture
Turandot, J75
» Overture

Artists

WDR Sinfonieorchester

Conductor

Howard Griffiths

About

Although Weber is celebrated as the father of the German romantic opera, aside from Der Freischütz, most of his other stage works are very rarely performed. Their Overtures however, with their colourful, lyrical, instrumentation, and combination of Viennese Classicism and new romantic drama, have stood the test of time as individual orchestral works. This complete recording of Weber’s overtures with Howard Griffiths and the WDR Symphony Orchestra is distinguished by fresh verve and gripping dramatism in keeping with the dictates of historically informed performance practice.

Reviews

... what we have here is a recording that will have you tapping your toe along to this glorious music afresh. Howard Griffiths ... brings thrillingly vibrant and lucid playing from Cologne’s WDR Sinfonieorchester, which is captured in brilliantly clear and realistic sound by West German Radio’s engineers. ... You might already have a favourite disc of Weber overtures, but I’d say this one demands to be heard.  Hugo Shirley
Gramophone April 2016
Gramophone Editor's Choice

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